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What caused Harley Quinn's recent explosion in popularity?

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What caused Harley Quinn's recent explosion in popularity?

About five years ago, she was a relatively obscure character that only niche fans of the comics and Batman: The Animated Series knew, but now she is a household name.
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>>77688367

The Arkham Series where they decided to ditch the harlequinn outfit to look like a slutty whore.

I miss old Harley.
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Harley was popular in certain circles already. Now superheroes are in vogue so her popularity has skyrocketed. Not hard to figure out.
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>>77688367
SJW's wanted a female character who could go toe to toe with the guys.
The only way they could do that was by choosing someone as psychopathic as the 'heroes', so they beefed up the character and set her loose.
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Other than the batman games, the movie has put a certain spotlight on joker that appeals to tweens and younger teens; especially girls.

So since you can't be the joker you can girl joker, or the joker fan girl which is basically is what she is anyway.
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>>77688520
Can 4chan go ten fucking seconds without complaining about SJWs?
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>>77688520
Okay man just shut the fuck up, you tried your best and it was retarded.
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The Arkham games and the rise in Cosplay
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>>77688382
This. Also her daughters in Batman Beyond were hot.
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>>77688548
Don't see you offering an answer to OP.
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>>77688367
>recent explosion in popularity
She is going to be in a Hollywood movie. So of course casuals are curious about her from the trailer. But I don't see any *explosion* in popularity. She has always been a popular DC character who happens to dress like a slut.
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>relatively obscure
She has always been popular and has a huge following with the casuals.
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>>77688367
DC fans are edgy tryhards.

Harley is edgy tryhard.


Thus it sells.
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>>77688661
Casuals don't buy comics
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>>77688743
no casuals are the only people buying comics now
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>>77688743
>/co/ doesn't buy comics

FTFY
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The Arkham games and injustice. It isn't like B:tAS is super obscure either, casuals have watched it too
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>>77688743
Good thing it's not comics that made her popular.
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>>77689057
She's one of the best sellers, tard
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>>77688367
Her tits. Also her ass. And all the junk in between.
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>>77688367
>What caused Harley Quinn's recent explosion in popularity?

Clown pussy
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>>77688537
That's exactly what a SJW would say.
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>>77688610
Granddaughters. I remember they called her Nana Harley or something
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>>77688367
Fanboys like crszy whores
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>>77688537
You're new here right?
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Harley Quinn's whole existence revolves around catering to repressed homos.

She's liteally a "what if Joker had tits" character.
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>>77688367
90s kids finally came of age. No, really, a lot more people grew up with BTAS than did reading the comics, and Harley was pretty indisputably that show's breakout character. She was ALWAYS popular with me and everyone else I knew who watched BTAS, including my older sister, who was I guess the original Harley fangirl. So yeah, she's always been popular, it's just a combination of factors that's led her base to grow:
-The Arkham games, which at at least at first were designed to evoke BTAS as much as the comics. So yeah, you had a lot of people who inexplicably only liked Harley after she became a naughty nurse, there were also a lot of people who just recognized Sorkenson's voice and were all "Oh shit, I remember her!" I frankly disliked that design, it was too busy, but I liked her comparatively simpler City design and that seems to have become the basis for her Nu52 and Skwad looks.

-The Dark Knight. Unfortunately, it led to a lot of girls thinking of the Joker as some kind of misunderstood anarchist sex symbol (not that the movie pushes that view, fangirls always make absurd logical leaps when a villain makes them sploosh), and that led to them identifying with the character of Harley Quinn. Remember the sheer amount of Nolanized Harley fanart? She had far and away more cry to be included in the films than any other villain I think, and that was again, because practically every 90s kid watched that show, and EVERYONE saw TDK. I think WB took notice of this trend, because it's around this time that you start to see Harley given a push - putting her on a version of the Suicide Squad is one of those ingenious ideas that seems really obvious with hindsight, but executed very poorly in both comic book and OVA form so far. Maybe the movie can do better but I dunno...
-Going back to the mainstream-games-with-millions-of-players field, there was Injustice. Even /co/ can't bring itself to hate Injustice's Harley.

So yeah, basically, a combination
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>>77689494
I know this is almost certainly bait, but what the hell, on the offchance this is just an ignorant middle schooler, Harley Quinn is actually pretty unlike Joker in most respects, which is why their dynamic is usually pretty entertaining. And if the Joker had tits, it'd literally be Duella Dent.
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>>77689424

read that as Nina Hartley
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Juggalos?

I don't know, there still a thing right? I mean people still sell Fagyo.
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>>77688367
She really took off when they turned her into lady deadpool
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>>77690032
Duela Dent is kill now, ruined forever by New 52.
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>>77691189
Lady Deadpool Harley is horrible.
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>>77688367
>the most influential and jerked off cartoon
>niche fans
>obscure
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>>77691259
Why did she want to see Harley's face if she's blind?

>>77689424
You're right. Thank you for the correction.
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Modern audiences crave a stryng indypyndynt femyle character like Harley Quinn.
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>>77690032
Shut the fuck up and post more female Joker
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>>77688367
Tumblr discovered comics
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>>77689979
I can't hate Nolan enough after that logic.
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why does /co/ pretend that comics are a niche thing?

why does /co/ pretend that cartoons are a niche thing?
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>>77688382
>>77688520
>>77688641
>>77688697
>>77689494
>>77691189
So what you're saying is that Harley is a Joker clone female Deadpool that is super slutty with fanservice tits and ass but also strong independent woman that SJWs love and people who watch cartoons, read comics, or play games like

wow it's almost like she's just a character that appears in things
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>>77689155
I think you struggle with basic English anon, because I never implied the contrary. Maybe pictograms would be more your speed.
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>>77688382
Nope
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>>77692194
>latex
>old harley
still no
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>>77692203
It's her old one what's the problem
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>>77692203
Was it ever clear in BTAS that her costume was cloth?
The show didn't do much in terms of clothing texture.
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>>77692266
According to Dini its spandex
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>>77692384
More like according to Dini it's "I dunno wtv"
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>>77692480
Well, its not like I could have asked Timm
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>thinking Harley Quinn wasn't popular more than five years ago

She's been a staple Batman character since the 90s, you barely had to scratch the surface of comic fandom to get to the roiling fanaticism. There's nothing recent about it aside from "and it has continued into recent times".
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>>77692552
the recent part was "underage started using 4chan"
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>>77692569
>underage started using 4chan
>recent
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